Training employees has been a constant challenge for companies: it involves setting up training plans, developing pedagogical resources, reinforcing key information, carrying out follow-up activities, ensuring active participation from the students… all while having to consider our very limited attention spans.
We have already discussed what microlearning is, what advantages it has in store for us and how it can be implemented. But, can it actually improve training processes in companies?
Remember, microlearning means developing short training sessions centered around small amounts of information. These enable employees to become more efficient in their work and reach specific and practical objectives. These characteristics are what make microlearning a particularly useful tool in the corporate world.
Because of the way it is designed, microlearning is a ubiquitous form of learning that has great potential to establish itself as the new form of learning, given that it involves experiencing it in real life. It is an instrument that can be accessed whenever the need arises. This means employees can learn specific skills whenever they need them, which they can then apply to their immediate work environment.
By asking users to put into practice what they have just learned, the content will be reinforced, making it easier for employees to remember it later. Employees can thus be prepared for specific tasks in a quick and efficient way, increasing their productivity and become more valuable assets for the company.
Benefits of microlearning
There are many advantages employees gain from microlearning:
- It is a type ofjust-in-time learning.
- There is less information overload.
- It reinforces learning by offering content in a spaced out period: training doesn’t simply end once the course ends; knowledge is gained and applied on a day to day basis.
- Users are autonomous and can personalize their training to integrate it into their work schedule.
- It prepares them for specific work-related tasks.
- It helps them acquire skills that will help them to do a better job and further their professional development.
- It is comfortable and easy to use, and doesn’t take too much time out of their day.
- It grabs user’s attention and engages them, making the learning experience worthwhile.
- It improves employee interest and performance levels and can be used as a tool in developing bigger projects.
If your company is looking for an attractive, versatile and efficient tool that can be personalized and adjusted to fit the needs of your employees, then you should consider microlearning.
This is exactly what we do at Snackson; we apply microlearning, allowing companies to carry out training according to what their employees need. The platform is easy to access and contains interesting features that will catch and retain users’ attention. By offering practical content, and presenting it in a way that is easy to understand and that takes advantage of the different available communication formats, implementing microlearning strategies can cover the needs of both companies and employees.
Post translated by Laura del Aguila